Sanremo: the Riviera Palace and the Hotel Parigi, 1913
From the time when the book by Giovanni Ruffini "Doctor Antonio" in which he spoke of the special Sanremo climate became an international success, the first foreign tourists started to arrive in the city. First were the English and then the Russians, this new clientele needed appropriate accommodation facilities. This was the starting point for the new liberty style hotels, some of which are considered as true works of art.
The Riviera Palace, today Lolli Palace, was a historic building as well as one of the first hotels in Sanremo. During the period after the Second World War the building was transformed into a Residence and in the years following, it reverted to being a hotel again, with a unique story and tradition.
The Hotel Parigi, today Hotel de Paris, is a few steps away from the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Via Nuvoloni and was built in 1897, in art nouveau style. The building has undergone various restructuring works over the years and after a long period of time, has reopened to the public.